Last February (almost a year ago) I bought four stools and this week I finally finished the project. Lots of randomness happened… but I'm happy with the result
Green and gold was what I wanted.
All four of them are different, but variations of the same theme. They each are decorated with book pages (different languages) and with stamps (different themes).
I varnished the legs with brown, and it was a mess, but I decided it's mostly how I wanted it… I'm not very good at painting things in a planned way. The gold crackle paint was part of the original idea, but it didn't really work the way I had planned. I was able to save the project anyway.
These two were kind of ok, but a tad bit boring, and I think the gold actually mostly improved how they look, although it didn't work as I had planned.
This was my favorite before the gold paint… I added some gold leaf (first time ever I used it). Now it's not so bad, but I still feel sad about it.
This one I liked the least before the gold and now I think it's my favorite. I added some gold-marbled paper pieces to it to cover the worst spots of gold paint and I really like the result. And the best thing is that I got this paper from a friend I don't really see that often, so now I think of her every time I see this stool.
And here they all are happily together, waiting for the guest to come